5 Things Every Homeowner Should Do to Prepare for Cold Weather (Enercare)

After enjoying above-average temperatures so far this winter, it appears our luck has finally run out. Forecasts are calling for frigid weather, so here are a few things you should consider to ensure your home is prepared for the cold.

1. Protect your pipes

No one wants to deal with the mess (and expense) of frozen pipes. Get ahead of the game by taking some precautions. For areas with poor insulation such as your kitchen or bathroom sinks, keep the cabinets open to allow extra heat to reach the pipes. If you want to go one step further, seal up any cracks in your insulation and use foam pipe wrap to cover pipes that are particularly susceptible to the cold.